The theme for this year’s Congress is Voices that challenge. We live in a society that is increasingly pluralistic and diverse. It is diverse in its social values, religious beliefs, political affiliations and cultural ethnicity. It is in this context that there is, in Ireland today, a robust debate about the nature of Religious Education, and in particular about its place in schools.

We hear different voices expressing a variety of opinions and concerns but, amidst this cacophony of voices, we might not always hear the insistent, still, small voices within and among us.

Which voices should we listen to? How do we find our own voice? How do we encourage others to nurture their own voice? At this year’s National Religious Education Congress we want to explore how we can create space in our lives, our schools and our communities so that different voices can be expressed, listened to and heard.

World Meeting of Families 2018 - Launch of School Programme

The World Meeting of Families in August 2018 will be a hugely significant event for the Church and society in Ireland. What is the significance of this event for schools? What roles can our Catholic schools play in preparing for this event? What will this event have to say about the vital relationship between families and school?

These questions will be explored at the Religious Education Congress 2017.

2017 Speakers

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Religious Education and Intercultural Dialogue in the Contemporary Church

Dr Leonardo Franchi

WORKSHOP: Dance Meditation: Dancing in Divine Rhythm

Sr Bernadette Purcell pbvm

WORKSHOP: Vocare: To Find the Voice of an Assembly

Steve Warner

WORKSHOP: Inter-belief Dialogue and Belief Circles in Catholic Schools

Dr Patricia Kieran

WORKSHOPS: Challenges Facing Religious Education

Kate Liffey

WORKSHOP: The Grow in Love Series: Listening to Children’s Voices

Maura Hyland

WORKSHOP: Entering the Inner Sanctuary: Meditation & Mindfulness as Paths to Inner Wholeness and Resilience

Br Richard Hendrick

WORKSHOP: Voices that challenge and challenging voices online

Brenda Drumm

ReCongress 2017 Schedule

  • 8:30am
    Registration, Tea & Coffee
  • 09:30am
    Official Congress Opening and Prayer
  • 10:00am
    Keynote Address - Dr Leonardo Franchi / (Religious and Intercultural Dialogue in the Contemporary Church) /
  • 11:15am
    Tea/Coffee Break
  • 11:45am
    Workshops
  • 13:00
    Lunch in Pugin Hall
  • 14:15
    World Meeting of Families 2018 - Launch of Resources for Schools /
  • 15:15
    Workshops
  • 17:00
    Closing Liturgy
  • A1
    Inter-Belief Dialogue and Belief Circles in Catholic Schools - Patricia Kieran / A
  • A2
    Voices that Challenge and Challenging Voices Online - Brenda Drumm / /A
  • A3
    Challenges Facing Religious Education - Kate Liffey / P
  • A4
    Entering the Inner Sanctuary: Meditation & Mindfulness as Path for Inner Wholeness and Resilience - Br Richard Hendrick OFM Cap / A
  • B1
    Opportunity to further the conversation - Dr Leonardo Franchi / A
  • B2
    The Grow in Love Series: Listening to Children’s Voices - Maura Hyland / P
  • B3
    Challenges Facing Religious Education - Kate Liffey / PP
  • B4
    Dance Meditation: Dancing in Divine Rhythm - Sr Bernadette Purcell PBVM / A
  • B5
    Vocare: To Find the Voice of an Assembly - Steve Warner / A

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